West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, has called on Nigerians to support him when he takes to the ring for the World Boxing Federation (International) lightweight title on New Year’s day at GOtv Boxing Night 22. The stylish boxer will take on Tanzania’s Mkwalekwa Salehe Omari for the WBF crown.
Speaking after his training in Lagos yesterday, Oladosu, who is yet undefeated, said his preparation for the bout is progressing well and called on Nigerians to support him like they support Anthony Joshua. “I’m carrying the hopes of Nigerians, as Joshua does whenever he fights. I need the support and prayers of Nigerians to see me through. I’m ready to deal with Omari. I have no intention of letting our people down. This, so far, is the biggest fight of my career and I need the support of Nigerians,” he said.
Oladosu’s compatriot and WABU welterweight champion, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, will, on the same night, fight Ghana’s Emmanuel Quartey for the WBF (International) title. Five other bouts are scheduled for the event, which will hold behind closed doors in line with COVID-19 protocols.